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Healthy Livercare Initiative (HLI) is a Nigeria based non-profit organization inspired by the Center for Social Awareness, Advocacy and Ethics. It is a Public health enterprise initiated in response to the high prevalence of hepatitis B and other infectious liver diseases in specifically Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa at large. The main purpose of HLI is promote a healthy liver as well as increase awareness and prevent liver diseases among individuals in these areas who are susceptible to high incidence of preventable liver diseases including hepatitis, cirrhosis, and carcinomas.

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LiverTox® provides up-to-date, unbiased and easily accessed information on the diagnosis, cause, frequency, clinical patterns and management of liver injury attributable to prescription and nonprescription medications and selected herbal and dietary supplements. The LiverTox site is meant as a resource for both physicians and patients as well as for clinical academicians and researchers who specialize in idiosyncratic drug induced hepatotoxicity.

Our Vision

To create a society where the prevalence of Infectious hepatitis is at the barest minimal, a place where individuals are constantly interested in habits that will promote their liver health and prevent Liver diseases.

Health Education and Research

Public Awareness and health education on the importance of the liver, causes of liver diseases, how such diseases can be prevented, and the clinical features and presentations of the diseases. This will be achieved with the help of tools like a weekly radio program, online awareness and social media campaigns.

Medical Outreaches

Medical outreaches to selected communities where screening for viral hepatitis will take place as well as door-to-door screening for individuals who are at risk of developing liver diseases. Individuals screened negative for Hepatitis B would be vaccinated.

Collaborations/Partnerships

In liaison with hospitals, health foundation, and tertiary health institutions, HLI refers individuals at risk and those suspected to have liver disease for expert management.

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Since the launch of project Healthy Liver Initiative in March 2018, we have been able to achieve the following:

Medical Outreach to Lamingo

A medical outreach to Lamingo community of Jos, plateau State. We screened 128 people for both Hepatitis B and C. The positive- tested clients were referred to the Jos University Teaching Hospital for expert management, while the negative- tested clients for Hepatitis B were referred for vaccination at the epidemiology unit of the Ministry of Health, Jos branch.

Weekly Radio Program

Every Wednesdays, Healthy Liver Initiative air a radio program; One Liver, an educative and informative health talk about the liver on ICE FM 96.1 at the University of Jos. The radio station reaches about 20000 people within the University community and Jos metropolis.

War against Hepatitis

Healthy Liver Initiative volunteered with a team from the Student Union Government of University of Jos to host a “War against Hepatitis” during her Students health day. There, we screened over one thousand individuals including students, lecturers and other university staff.

Hepatitis Zero Campaigns

A medical screening outreach to NTA College, Jos in June 2019 where we screened about 400 individuals of hepatitis B and C. In addition, A medical screening outreach to Plateau State Polytechnic Jos in November 2019 where we screened about 400 individuals of hepatitis B and C.

Medical outreaches held within Plateau State
people screened of viral hepatitis and referred for vaccination/expert management.
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people enlightened weekly through our weekly radio program in the State.

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